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Old 03-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #391
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Thanks for the info!!

WTF! Those Gullwing double trucks are frigging WEIRD!!!!

Not that there's anything WRONG with that!



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Never tried the Revenge truck, so I can not compare. I started on spring trucks with the Carveboard that I linked to above. Spring trucks are good if you like to carve corners really fast and tight, nearly allowing you pull a 360 loop. You can get to full lean without needing to apply a massive amount of weight, but spring trucks can feel very snappy and ultra sensitive to input.... definitely takes some getting used to.

In my experience, to turn as tightly on urethane trucks, you need to set them really loose, but then they lose all stability at speed, and they feel sloppy and floppy. I find springs (at least the Originals) to be able to maintain better high speed stability, while still allowing ultra-tight/fast turning.

I've also kept my eye on Sector 9's double truck clicky wondering if it would turn better than the standard urethanes.

BTW, my Original is actually the "Derringer 28" and uses the S6 truck... I like slower speed tight stuff.... just like like my motorcycling.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #392
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Thanks for the info!!

WTF! Those Gullwing double trucks are frigging WEIRD!!!!

Not that there's anything WRONG with that!
I loved my gullwings, composite base plate and dip in the grind surface. Once I got use to the feel of the dip they were great.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:56 PM   #393
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Never too old... I remember when the Florida scene was breaking news, and Alan Gelfand first laid the "Ollie" on us...

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:06 AM   #394
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Never too old... I remember when the Florida scene was breaking news, and Alan Gelfand first laid the "Ollie" on us...

Holy Crap! Does that bring back memories! I was there a few months after that video was shot. The people at the park were still talking about that contest and who was there. My friend Craig and I flew from New York to Florida with our boards and backpacks, and hitchhiked from Orlando, to Tampa, to Gainesville. We skated Sensation Basin around Christmas, 1979. He also hit the famous Brobowl in Tampa, that's STILL there. and a park by Tampa Airport or nearby that's long gone. We slept in the woods just outside the skatepark and hopped the fence to ride it illegally in the wee hours of the morning! It's all an industrial park now.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #395
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:39 PM   #396
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My 6 year old.
Mister Garthe I hope someday to be a father as supportive as you are, But first I need to have the Kiddo and then convince the wife to let me provide for this kind of adventures to happen.

Ps: great job with the bicycles too
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:58 PM   #397
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Snapper,

I like those S8 trucks on the Pintail 37"!

http://www.originalskateboards.com/l...-37-components

How do they compare/contrast with Revenge trucks?

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ag_streak,
....Spring trucks are good if you like to carve corners really fast and tight, nearly allowing you pull a 360 loop. You can get to full lean without needing to apply a massive amount of weight, but spring trucks can feel very snappy and ultra sensitive to input.... definitely takes some getting used to....
I find springs (at least the Originals) to be able to maintain better high speed stability, while still allowing ultra-tight/fast turning.
I can say the the above is an excellent description of the Revenge trucks as well with the exception of high speed stability. They do not like to go fast. Another thing I might add is that they are pretty high trucks and the stopper that prevents you from biting on a tight turn doesnt work on all decks. I have gotten them to bite on my D Town. Its not much fun.

Overall I love the Revenge trucks.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #398
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Mister Garthe I hope someday to be a father as supportive as you are, But first I need to have the Kiddo and then convince the wife to let me provide for this kind of adventures to happen.

Ps: great job with the bicycles too
Thank you Ricardo. My wife is a rider, so that helps. Also, my mother wouldn't let me do any of this stuff. Payback...
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #399
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PS Good luck with that.
to my surprise, skateboarding is a really hard thing to teach.

The whole balancing in one leg was hard to make her understand.

I want a board and gear now ... dammit.

I could olie that day!
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #400
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now I bought a long board



pollobabe wants to learn

should we call the insurance company?
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:44 PM   #401
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #402
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now I bought a long board



pollobabe wants to learn

should we call the insurance company?
Looks like my Waimea...39" with Gullwing Charger trucks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:55 PM   #403
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Looks like my Waimea...39" with Gullwing Charger trucks.
Cowabunga Dude...Hang Ten
I rode on the nose of the thing today!

I think I am going to work on this thing tomorrow.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:10 AM   #404
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4 1/2 miles in 40 minutes.
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My legs are going to be killing me tomorrow.

4 1/2 miles in 40 minutes.
nice, any trip without road rash is a good one
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